Skip Navigation
This table is used for column layout.
Town Resources
  • Agendas & Minutes
  • Forms, Documents & Permits
  • Pay Bill Online
  • GIS/Maps
  • Contacts Directory
  • Subscribe to News
  • Live Stream and Recorded Video
  • Charter & Ordinances
  • Employment Opportunities
  • RFPs / Legal Notices
  • 250th Anniversary
  • Casino Development Agreement
 
August 22, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 22, 2006

                                                
I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

Ms. Roberts called the meeting to order on August 22, 2006 at 8:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall

II.     ATTENDANCE

Linda Roberts, First Selectman
Kenneth Crouch, Deputy First Selectman
Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman  
Edward Filipone, Selectman
Gilbert Hayes, Selectman

III.    ADDED AGENDA ITEMS – None

IV.     PREVIOUS MINUTES

A.      Regular meeting of July 18, 2006

MOTION: To accept the regular meeting minutes of July 18, 2006, as submitted.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

B.      Special meeting minutes of August 3, 2006, held jointly with Charter Revision Commission

MOTION: To accept the meeting minutes of August 3, 2006, as submitted.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION: To go out of agenda order to New Business, Item D.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

D.      Mulnite Farms Century Farm award

The Mulnite Farm family came before the Board to accept a Proclamation and congratulations on being acknowledged as a family owned farm for more than 100 years.  

MOTION: To return to agenda order
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

V.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

William Loos, Melrose Road
Mr. Loos addressed the Board regarding the retirement agreement between the Town and Captain Duffy dated 8/4/06.  It has been said that this agreement was approved by the Boards of Selectmen and Finance and the Police Commission.  Nowhere in any minutes does it reflect this agreement was discussed.  Ms. Roberts stated this was discussed in Executive Session.  Mr. Loos stated members of those same committees stated it was never discussed at a meeting.  He intends to bring this before the Ethics Commission as he cannot see where this was Agreement was discussed by the Boards of Selectmen and Finance and Police Commission.

Mr. Loos also noted the renovations to Town Hall and wanted to know where the money came from.  Mr. Roberts indicated it was approved in fiscal year 2005-2006, and was transferred to CNR.  It is for modular furniture in all town offices and a new conference room table and chairs.   There is approximately $3200 left

ELIZABETH BURNS, SOCIAL SERVICES
She noted an article in the Reminder by High School student, Chris Gabriel, and urged everyone to read the article.

VI.     COMMUNICATIONS

The Communications were briefly discussed.  

VII.    SELECTMEN’S REPORTS – Detailed in minutes to follow

A.      Linda Roberts, First Selectman – No report

B.      Kenneth Crouch, Deputy First Selectman
·       Volunteer Park – The Building Committee is at a standstill at this point and needs feed back from Park and Recreation as to the next step.      It was suggested a committee be formed to discuss what to do next.
·       Building Committee – The salt shed is under construction.  The Police renovations are going step by step.  Emergency Management is              now completely separate from the Police Department.  
C.      Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman
·       Mr. Sinsigallo congratulated the First Selectmen and the Scout Hall for the beautiful ceremony for the flag raising.
·       Mr. Sinsigallo thought since the BOF, BOS and Police Commission should have a copy of the Duffy agreement.
·       The WHP and BB Fire Departments are well trained and doing a great job.
·       Police Department – Captain Duffy retired, The renovations at the department are good and the Annex has air conditioning.
D.      Edward Filipone, Selectman – No report
E.      Gilbert Hayes, Selectman
·       Fire Fighter Incentive Committee – Both departments have been asked to report on the Spring pay out.  They came in below budget last    year.

VIII.   BOARD AND COMMISSION RESIGNATIONS & APPOINTMENT

A.      Resignations:   None
B.      Re-Appointments:

·       John Matthews, Alternate, PZC

MOTION: To reappoint John Matthews to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a four year term to expire, September 1, 2010.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

·       Richard Osborn, Conservation
MOTION: To reappoint Richard Osborn to the Inland Watercourse Conservation Commission for a four year term to expire, September 1, 2010.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

·       Capital Improvement Committee
MOTION: To reappoint the Capital Improvement Committee members Gilbert Hayes, Edward Filipone, Len Norton, Mary Szabo, Linda Roberts, Dave Tyler, Edward Farrell and Dale Nelson for a ten month term to expire June 1, 2007.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

C.      New Appointments/ Applications to be considered: None

·       EDC
MOTION: To appoint Michael Maloney to the Economic Development Commission for a four year term to expire September 1, 2010.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

·       AMERICAN HERITAGE RIVER COMMISSION

MOTION: To appoint Janice Warren to the American Heritage River Commission for a four year term to expire September 1, 2010.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

IX.     NEW BUSINESS

A.      Town of South Windsor regarding Regional Animal Control Facility

This was an FYI for the Board.  The idea is instead of maintaining East Windsor’s own kennel, the town would pay a fee per dog boarded.  The thought was to have the animal control person attend meetings and gather information.  Ms. Roberts will keep the Board posted on this issue.

B.      Establish an Ad Hoc Shared Services Committee  

This is a trend in other towns, where ideas of shared services between agencies as a cost savings are explored.  The Chairmen of the Boards of Finance and Education are receptive to the idea.   Ms. Roberts and Mr. Hayes will serve for the Board of Selectmen

MOTION: To establish an Ad Hoc Shared Services Committee consisting of two Board of Selectmen members, two Board of Finance members and two Board of Education members for a 60 day term to report back to the Board of Selectmen.  The Charge of the committee is to research combining town services where feasible.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

C.      Connecticut Trolley Museum re: Requesting Tax Deductible Contribution.

By Consensus and past practice, the town will not be making a contribution.

D.      Mulnite Farms Century Farm Award – Addressed out of order.


E.      Cancel September 5, 2006 Board of Selectmen meeting

MOTION: To cancel the September 5, 2006 Board of Selectmen meeting
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

F.      Tax Refunds

MOTION: To approve the tax refunds in the amount of $2616.03 as recommended by the Tax Collector.
Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED


I.      ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn at 9:10 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.



Respectfully submitted,

Cynthia D. Croxford
Recording Secretary